The mission of the HIDTA Program is to disrupt the market for illegal drugs in the
United States by assisting federal, state, and local law enforcement entities participating
in the HIDTA Program to dismantle and disrupt drug trafficking organizations, with
particular emphasis on drug trafficking regions that have harmful effects on other
parts of the United States.
The State of Arizona through the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission (ACJC) is awarded
over $10 million annually for the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) grant
from the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). ACJC was contracted as
the fiduciary to oversee the financial activities of the HIDTA grant. As the fiduciary,
ACJC is responsible for entering into agreements with approved agencies and pay
allowable expenses to successfully implement the HIDTA program in Arizona.